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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: Astros And Indians Commit More Than 25% Of Payroll To One Player

We are often critical of the Yankees and Red Sox for spending exorbitant amounts of money on lots of players. But at least those teams typically spreads the wealth around.
The worst thing a team can do in terms of payroll, is to spend too much money on one player and leaving the team with little flexibility for the rest of the roster.
Neil Paine of Baseball-Reference.com took a look at which players make up the highest percentage of their team's payroll. Below are the single-highest paid players on each team and what percentage of the payroll they are responsible for.
Number above each bar represents that team's opening day payroll...

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